Neoseeker : News : Star Wars: The Old Republic's 2.1 patch adds Cathar race, clearly jealous of cat-people in other MMOs
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rpg Apr 29, 13
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Alrighty then....
ummm, kool?
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Invidia Apr 29, 13
They remind me of the actors in that Broadway play, Cats.
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bluexy Apr 29, 13
Invidea HA! I knew I'd seen them somewhere before!
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Mishtram Apr 29, 13
They do look a lot more catty than they did in previous games. Or in previous art of the Cathar...

I'm not sure how I feel about this, doesn't seem like it would add much to the game overall. I guess more customization is good, but... meh?
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bluexy Apr 29, 13
HOW DARE EVERYONE NOT CARE ABOUT CAT PEOPLE.
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Mishtram Apr 29, 13
Pfft, unless they are buxom young nubile catgirls from anime, the majority of people will NEVER care about the plight of cat people.

I just don't want to be in a firefight during a group instance while one of my team mates is busy keeling over, taking care of a hairball.
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tekmosis Apr 29, 13
At least they aren't little pedo girls like Terra Online's Elin.
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nnnddd101010 Apr 29, 13
...I guess the furries will like it?
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Chrael Apr 29, 13
Cathar have been in Star Wars since 1994, and have been one of the major races in the SWTOR series. To say they're only being added to compete with other MMO's is silly.
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dvrocc Apr 29, 13
I am looking forward to this as this is the biggest update to date and if any one hasn't noticed the The Old Republic servers are about to blow up they are so overpopulated since going F2P and I am afraid the cat people will make those servers kaput! xD

Bioware has already added the HK-51 companion (updated version of HK-47 from kotor 1 & 2) few patches ago so the Cathar is one of many on the add-to-list I hope, and the most recent digital expansion added the notorious credit hungry Hutt cartel into the mix which makes smuggled goods very interesting.

Since the panda game has extremely low pop servers now a good alternative is the Old Republic, believe me it grows on you just give it a shot.
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S-I-E Apr 30, 13
quote Mishtram
Pfft, unless they are buxom young nubile catgirls from anime, the majority of people will NEVER care about the plight of cat people.

I just don't want to be in a firefight during a group instance while one of my team mates is busy keeling over, taking care of a hairball.
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anyway they look more like thundercats to me. it's a mean thing to say there's no difference i know.
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Lollipopz12 Apr 30, 13
quote Chrael
Cathar have been in Star Wars since 1994, and have been one of the major races in the SWTOR series. To say they're only being added to compete with other MMO's is silly.
This.
Cathar also existed in the original KotOR.
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Mishtram Apr 30, 13
quote Lollipopz12
quote Chrael
Cathar have been in Star Wars since 1994, and have been one of the major races in the SWTOR series. To say they're only being added to compete with other MMO's is silly.
This.
Cathar also existed in the original KotOR.
One Cathar existed in KotOR, and compared to all the other races (most of whom have made appearances in KotOR) it's lead a relatively minor existence in the Star Wars canon. Plus, I don't remember Cathar looking quite like they do here -- at the very least, they did not have so much fur.

Besides, there's dozens of races, like Rodians, not involved in the game, so this isn't correcting a grievous record of ignoring the major races. It doesn't really matter whether or not they existed in the game before, it's just hard to really see why the Cathar's addition is a big deal itself. At least, my own view.

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In my defense, it's the generic people who are racist, not me. I have no problem with those hairball spewing abominations of nature, personally. *grins*
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Lollipopz12 Apr 30, 13
quote Mishtram
quote Lollipopz12
quote Chrael
Cathar have been in Star Wars since 1994, and have been one of the major races in the SWTOR series. To say they're only being added to compete with other MMO's is silly.
This.
Cathar also existed in the original KotOR.
One Cathar existed in KotOR, and compared to all the other races (most of whom have made appearances in KotOR) it's lead a relatively minor existence in the Star Wars canon. Plus, I don't remember Cathar looking quite like they do here -- at the very least, they did not have so much fur.

Besides, there's dozens of races, like Rodians, not involved in the game, so this isn't correcting a grievous record of ignoring the major races. It doesn't really matter whether or not they existed in the game before, it's just hard to really see why the Cathar's addition is a big deal itself. At least, my own view.
Yep, Juhani had close to no fur.
It would be nice for them to add Selkath or something.
But since this game is involved with EA, they are only adding stuff they can earn money off.
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